“I have to thank Albert for my success. We played together in a club when we were young. When agents from Sporting Lisbon came to observe us, they told us whoever would score the most goals would be admitted to their Academy.
We won that match 3-0, I scored the first goal, Albert the second and the third goal was what amazed everyone. Albert was alone with the goalkeeper and I was running close to him. He passed the goalkeeper and all he had to do was put the ball in the empty net, but he followed me and I scored. I was admitted to the Academy, he did not. After the match, I approached him and said, “Why did you do that?” and he answered me, “You are better than I am.” A few years later, a reporter went to Albert’s house and asked him if this story was true. He confirmed it. He also said that his career as a footballer ended that day after the match and that he was unemployed. “But where did you get this good house and this car?
You seem to be very rich. “Where do you get all this wealth when you are unemployed?” The journalist asked.